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Filipinos bag 11 awards at the International Film Festival Manhattan

Oct 29, 2018 - 7:45 PM

It was a landslide of wins for the Filipino film community in New York City

CineFilipino winner ‘The Eternity Between Seconds’ bags award in Cape Town

Oct 28, 2018 - 10:09 PM

The film, starring Yeng Constantino and TJ Trinidad, was recognized at the Cape Town International Film Market and Festival

Call for entries: 2nd Maginhawa Film Festival

Oct 26, 2018 - 8:11 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Deadline for submission of entries is on October 31, 2018

Cinema as response to the nation: PH films at the Busan Intl Film Festival 2018

Oct 20, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The centennial of Philippine cinema was celebrated at this year’s Busan International Film Festival in South Korea

PINOY PRIDE. Dwein Baltazar's 'Gusto Kita With All My Hypothalamus' is among the Filipino films showcased at the Busan International Film Festival 2018. Screenshot from Facebook.com/GKWAMHypothalamus

Cinemalaya’s ‘Respeto,’ ‘Bagahe’ win in international festivals

Oct 19, 2018 - 3:47 PM

The two films from Cinemalaya’s 2017 run are recognized in festivals in Canada and Italy

RESPETO. The Cinemalaya 2017 winner starring rapper Abra gets recgonized in a festival in Canada. Photo from Facebook.com/respetomovie

Kobe Bryant dropped from film festival over 2003 rape case

Oct 18, 2018 - 7:58 AM

The former NBA star turned Oscar-winning filmmaker says he’s disappointed after his removal from the jury of an animation film festival

OLD CASE. An online petition succeeded in taking Oscar winner Kobe Bryant out of an animation film festival after citing a 2003 rape case, which later got dropped. Photo Kevin Winter/Getty Images/AFP

FULL LIST: The 'Magic 8' of the MMFF 2018 film festival

Oct 10, 2018 - 9:02 AM

Check out the full list of entries here

MMFF 2018. The full list of films for the 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival has been announced. Photo shows last year's winners during the Gabi ng Parangal. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Showing in Hong Kong: Documentary on Filipinos who moderate social media content

Oct 04, 2018 - 8:00 AM

'The Cleaners,' a documentary by German directors Hans Block and Moritz Riesewieck, is part of the Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Hong Kong

Brillante Mendoza's 'Alpha, The Right To Kill' competes in int’l film festival

Sep 24, 2018 - 2:40 PM

Mendoza represents the Philippines at the San Sebastian International Film Festival this September

Finalists for the 2018 Asian International Children’s Film Festival to fly to Japan

Sep 22, 2018 - 9:35 AM

High school students from all over the Philippines submitted 3-minute film entries under the theme “Self-Responsibility"

The Philippines’ Silent Filmfest, the only one in Asia

Sep 07, 2018 - 6:30 AM

The 12th International Silent Film Festival was held in SM Megamall from August 30 to September 2

SILENT FILM. Arturo Carballo’s ‘Frivolinas,’ a 1920s-era Spanish film, is live scored by Filipino band Tapati at the 12th International Silent Film Festival. Screenshot from Facebook.com/InternationalSilentFilmFestivalManila

FULL LIST: ToFarm Film Festival lineup

Sep 05, 2018 - 4:16 PM

The festival runs from September 12-18

Why Katrina Halili accepted the lead role in dystopian flick 'Mga Anak ng Kamote'

Sep 04, 2018 - 6:30 AM

'Mga Anak ng Kamote' is part of the ToFarm Film Festival lineup

Katrina Halili. Photos by Precious del Valle/Rappler

Never Forget Film Festival lineup announced

Aug 29, 2018 - 5:44 PM

Check the films and documentaries to be screened at the festival commemorating the 46th year of the declaration of Martial Law

IN PHOTOS: Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2018 fans day

Aug 15, 2018 - 10:09 AM

The film festival holds its caravan at the Samsung Hall in SM Aura

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Xian Lim will direct his first movie for Cinemalaya 2019

Aug 14, 2018 - 7:15 AM

Xian's movie 'Tabon' is part of the 2019 lineup

IN PHOTOS: 2018 Cinemalaya awards night

Aug 13, 2018 - 11:19 AM

Eddie Garcia wins his third best actor, plus Therese Malvar wins Best Supporting Actress for two roles

'Citizen Jake' pulled out from Cinemalaya 2018 lineup

Aug 06, 2018 - 10:29 AM

The producers of the movie did not give a reason for the pullout

IN PHOTOS: Cinemalaya 2018 opens at CCP with 'BuyBust'

Aug 04, 2018 - 11:33 AM

Anne Curtis and the rest of the movie's cast make an appearance at the festival opening

Photo by Alexa Villano/Rappler

Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino announces 6 films under Special Feature Section

Aug 02, 2018 - 12:04 PM

The 6 films will be shown in selected cinemas, together with the 8 other participating movies under the festival

Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino. Photo by Alexa Villano/Rappler

Maine Mendoza to join MMFF movie with Vic Sotto, Coco Martin

Jul 25, 2018 - 11:58 AM

The movie is Maine's first movie without on-screen partner Alden Richards

Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2018: The 8 full-length films

Jul 09, 2018 - 2:52 PM

The festival is scheduled from August 15-21

When and where you can watch 'BuyBust' abroad

Jul 07, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Anne Curtis shares screening dates for viewers in South Korea, Canada, and the United States

BUYBUST. The film gets screenings in the US, South Korea, and Canada. Screenshot from Instagram.com/annecurtissmith

Cinemalaya 2018: The 10 short films

Jul 06, 2018 - 6:47 PM

Which of these Cinemalaya 2018 short films will you watch?

Eddie Garcia returns to Cinemalaya in martial law-themed movie

Jul 05, 2018 - 11:47 AM

The actor plays a colonel in 'ML'

Cinemalaya presscon. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Cinemalaya 2018: The 10 full-length films

Jul 04, 2018 - 7:42 PM

The festival takes place from August 3 to 12

Cinemalaya presscon. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

MMFF announces first 4 movies for 2018 film festival

Jun 29, 2018 - 5:27 PM

Anne Curtis, Coco Martin, Vic Sotto, and Vice Ganda lead the first 4 films

Shireen Seno is Best Script Writer at 2018 Shanghai International Film Festival

Jun 27, 2018 - 11:06 AM

The Filipino filmmaker wins for her film, 'Nervous Translation'

NERVOUS TRANSLATION. The film picks up another international award. Photo from Facebook.com/nervoustranslation

WATCH: Inspiring films on Uber driver, a jazz bar, swimmer with no legs

Jun 14, 2018 - 12:55 PM

The winning films of Vice President Leni Robredo's Istorya ng Pag-asa Film Festival will be screened at Ayala Malls Cinemas from June 13 to 30

INSPIRING. Marlon Driver, the Uber driver starring the winning film 'Ang Biyahe ni Marlon' has a condition called Tourette's Syndrom. Screenshot from 'Ang Biyahe ni Marlon'

Vic Sotto, Coco Martin to team up for MMFF movie

Jun 13, 2018 - 9:06 PM

Coco confirms he and the 'Eat Bulaga' host are set to work together for an MMFF movie this year

The movie entries for the ToFarm film festival 2018

Jun 13, 2018 - 3:41 PM

The film festival opens on September 12

Photos by Precious del Valle/Rappler

Inspiring stories banner Independence Day film fest

Jun 09, 2018 - 11:08 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo hopes to promote positive stories through the 'Istorya ng Pag-Asa' Film Festival

HOPE. Istorya ng Pag-Asa Film Festival features 15 stories of inspiring Filipinos. Photo from OVP Facebook Page

Japan wins Cannes top prize after Harvey Weinstein accuser takes stage

May 20, 2018 - 12:11 PM

'Shoplifters' wins the Palme d'Or, as women call for justice for victims of sexual abuse at the Cannes Film Festival

Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-Eda (R) poses on stage with Australian actress and President of the Jury Cate Blanchett after he was awarded with the Palme d'Or for the film "Shoplifters (Manbiki Kazoku)" on May 19, 2018 during the closing ceremony of the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Alberto PIZZOLI

The week in photos: May 12-18, 2018

May 19, 2018 - 2:48 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A Palestinian youth waves a sparkler next a mosque in Gaza City on May 16, 2018, as the faithful prepare to start the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED

'Bhoy Intsik' wins Best Editing award in Nice International Film Festival of World Cinema

May 17, 2018 - 5:50 PM

Filipino movie editor John Anthony Wong wins the award for the film, which stars RS Francisco and Ronwaldo Martin

Movie Reviews: All 8 CineFilipino 2018 feature films

May 14, 2018 - 7:00 AM

Movie writer Oggs Cruz reviews all 8 films

Male Hollywood stars must take pay cuts – Salma Hayek

May 13, 2018 - 10:21 PM

'Time's up. You had a good run but it is time now to be generous with the actresses,' Salma says to the men

US-Mexican actress Salma Hayek Pinault walk the red carpet in protest of the lack of female filmmakers honored throughout the history of the festival at the screening of "Girls Of The Sun (Les Filles Du Soleil)" during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 12, 2018 in Cannes, southeastern France.  Only 82 films in competition in the official selection have been directed by women since the inception of the Cannes Film Festival whereas 1,645 films in the past 71 years have been directed by men. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE

FULL LIST: CineFilipino 2018 winners

May 13, 2018 - 6:26 PM

'The Eternity Between Seconds' wins Best Film

'Time's up': Female stars fight back at Cannes protest

May 12, 2018 - 11:20 PM

The women participating in the march reflect the breadth of female talent around the globe but acutely under-represented in the cinema world

'TIME'S UP' PROTEST. Australian actress and President of the Jury Cate Blanchett arrives on May 10, 2018 for the screening of the film 'Cold War (Zimna Wojna)' at the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. Photo by Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP

Full List: The CineFilipino full-length and short films

May 10, 2018 - 4:12 PM

Check out this year's lineup of films

Cannes golden couple Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz return to open festival

May 07, 2018 - 8:17 PM

The couple star in Asghar Farhadi's Spanish psychological thriller 'Everybody Knows,' which is up for the Palme d'Or prize

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 06, 2018 Spanish actor and actress Javier Bardem (R) and Penelope Cruz pose during a photocall to present the film 'Loving Pablo' in Madrid.  The 71st Festival de Cannes will take place from May 8 to May 19, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / OSCAR DEL POZO

Female stars dominate Cannes festival 2018 jury

Apr 18, 2018 - 5:50 PM

Cate Blanchett, Kristen Stewart, Lea Seydoux and director Ava DuVernay are among the members of the jury

'Die Beautiful' wins Best Feature at UK film fest

Apr 14, 2018 - 6:43 PM

Jun Robles Lana's 'Die Beautiful' wins an award at the Newcastle International Film Festival

Netflix pulls out of Cannes festival

Apr 12, 2018 - 7:05 PM

The decision partly stems from Netflix's refusal in 2017 to show their movies in French cinemas, which would have barred the company from putting their films on streaming until 3 years after


Want to be part of Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2018? Here's how

Apr 11, 2018 - 5:39 PM

The festival, now on its second year, is scheduled in August

Star Wars spin-off to be presented at Cannes

Apr 07, 2018 - 12:32 PM

'Solo: A Star Wars Story' is part of the Cannes out of competition films

Ryza Cenon wins Yakushi Pearl Award for 'Mr and Mrs Cruz' at Osaka film fest

Mar 17, 2018 - 10:52 PM

Director Mikhail Red also wins the Most Promising Talent Award for his film 'Neomanila'

Martial Law film competes at ASEANnale after Active Vista win

Mar 07, 2018 - 9:07 PM

'Retrospektib' focuses on the story of 3 male activists who try to escape the atrocities of the Narkos regime

MMFF Execom starts 2018 festival preparations, sets deadline

Mar 06, 2018 - 10:51 PM

Parañaque is set to host the Parade of Stars in December

In year of #MeToo, women win big at Berlin filmfest

Feb 25, 2018 - 11:21 AM

The Romanian docudrama 'Touch Me Not' win the Golden Bear award

Romanian director Adina Pintilie holds her Golden Bear for Best Film she was awarded for the movie "Touch Me Not" during the awards ceremony of the 68th edition of the Berlinale film festival on February 24, 2018 in Berlin. / AFP PHOTO / Tobias SCHWARZ